BREAKING: Court Rules That ‘In God We Trust’ Belongs on Cop Cars

BREAKING: Court Rules That ‘In God We Trust’ Belongs on Cop Cars

This is exactly what should have happened! Over the last year or so, more and more police officers are putting ‘In God We Trust’ stickers on their patrol cars. It’s become a trend – a really good one. The atheists have been fighting it tooth and nail to keep it from happening, but they have failed. A court ruled that these offices have a constitutional right to do this and I couldn’t agree more. This comes down to the First Amendment… freedom of religion and speech. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is furious and that makes me very, very happy. It looks like Texas will be seeing a lot more of these stickers on patrol cars out there – it’s a welcome sight.

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From American Overlook:

In recent months, states and counties across the south have been adding stickers and decals with the phrase, “In God We Trust,” to their police vehicles. This is a showing of pride for our country, as it doesn’t get much more American than the national motto.

Despite the important status of this phrase in American history, the Freedom From Religion Foundation continues to challenge it’s use on government vehicles in each and every case. But in a new letter to two Republican senators, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton detailed exactly why it is completely legal to use the phrase – just check the Constitution.

The two Senators had questioned whether police departments were essentially, “asking for trouble,” by displaying “In God We Trust” on their vehicles. In his triumphant letter, Paxton uses historical examples and Constitutional evidence to show why these police departments should never be challenged for their decision to display the national motto.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is dedicated to the separation of church and state to an almost obsessive level, claiming that the motto simply equates to “phony pandering” targeted at religious individuals in socially conservative states. “In God We Trust” became the national motto in 1956, when President Eisenhower signed it into law.

“We all know what the attorney general will rule: Congress adopted “In God We Trust” as a motto, therefore it’s not only fine, it’s patriotic for the Childress Police department to place it on it’s vehicles,” the Freedom From Religious Foundation said in a rather confusing statement. “Piety of faith are not and should not be synonymous with patriotism. But godliness has been equated with good citizenship since this unconstitutional and misguided law passed in 1956.”

While the foundation may claim that the law is unconstitutional, Paxton disagrees completely.

“Displaying ‘In God We Trust’ on police vehicles is a passive use of a motto steeped in our nation’s history that does not coerce Citizen approval or participation,” Paxton wrote in his letter. “A law enforcement department’s decision to display the national motto on its vehicles is consistent with that history. Thus, a court is likely to conclude that a law enforcement department’s display of ‘In God We Trust’ on its patrol vehicles is permissible under the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution,”

The Constitution was used itself in arguing for this right. AG Ken Paxton used the Constitution and historical examples to explain why police departments should not be challenged on displaying the national motto. “In God We Trust” became the national motto in 1956, when President Eisenhower signed it into law. Police departments and their officers are celebrating the ruling. So the atheists can just go get stuffed. The motto can be seen all throughout America’s history – it is absolutely American to put such stickers on patrol cars. This move is permissible under the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. I think this is fantastic and I am thrilled the officers get to do this. It shows morality, faith and is a symbol of all that is good and right for many of us… except of course for the atheists.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - She also does research at You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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